Crescent Heights’ luxury rental property, NEMA Chicago, has welcomed its first residents to the South Loop. Facing out over Grant Park at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road, the development includes 70,000 square feet of bespoke amenities, tech-powered service and some of Chicago’s most impressive lake, park, and skyline views.
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, NEMA’s sleek exterior pays homage to the city’s grid structure, drawing inspiration from the Willis Tower and highlighting the building’s “Made in Chicago” motif.
“With the NEMA brand, we’ve redefined luxury rental living and are thrilled that the time has come to welcome NEMA Chicago residents home,” said Bruce A. Menin, managing principal at Crescent Heights. “From breathtaking views and extensive amenities to locally inspired interiors by Rockwell Group, everything about NEMA Chicago is thoughtfully crafted for this city. The local community craves this attention to detail and appreciates a premium product, and the response has been reflective of that based on our pre-leasing success.”
Amenities include a professionally appointed fitness center; yoga, Pilates, and spin studios; squash and basketball courts; a boxing ring; a golf simulator; an in-house sports bar, The Station; multiple lounges and terraces; indoor and outdoor pools; a Chef’s kitchen; a CoWork space and a Kids Club.
An array of leading-edge tech attributes include Chicago’s first full-building, managed, gigabit-capable internet connection; building-wide private mesh network, capable of streaming 4K Ultra High Definition content; smart elevators; a custom resident app and smart-home-ready residences.
Designed to meet the demanding LEED certification standards, NEMA is built and operated with a list of sustainable strategies, including the use of recycled materials, energy-saving appliances, low-energy LED light fixtures and a Green Cleaning Policy to reduce the use of potentially hazardous chemical, biological and particulate contaminants.